Make the most out of your projects this summer by using the right products to get the job done the right way.
In areas where space is an issue, many landscapers are starting to look up for new project sites. A New York company, Rooftop Ready Seeds, answered this trend by offering a line of locally grown seeds tailored for the unique urban climate and container-planting conditions.
All of the seeds are open-pollinated and grown using organic methods in several rooftop locations in and around Brooklyn. A variety of seed types are available, including beans, chiles, flowers, greens, herbs, tomatoes and vegetables. More clients are also moving toward incorporating edibles into their landscapes, so these seeds can meet those growing needs. Planting instructions are available on the website, rooftopready.com.
Super Bright LEDs introduced G-Lux, a professional-grade line of LED plug n’ play landscape lighting. The series features fixture housings made from solid brass, stainless steel and cast iron. Each light is IP68 rated with fully potted and sealed fixtures, and they have a range of color temperature choices and a variety of beam pattern options. For more information, visit superbrightleds.com.
With a 48-inch cutting width, the Peco TBB-3002 Brush Blazer can clear underbrush and trees up to 4 inches in diameter. The rotary brush cutting system is available with a 28-horsepower Briggs & Stratton Vanguard or 27-horsepower Kohler EFI engine, and it is 59 inches wide and 96 inches long. Two levers for speed and steering operate similar to a zero-turn mower. For more information, visit brushblazer.com.
Info on the go
Designed for golf-course superintendents and landscapers, Simplot’s Jacklin Seed agronomic seed application is available for iPhone and Android.
This app provides access to research data, product information and a variety of recommendations based on region, turf usage and specific growth traits. For more information, visit jacklin.com or download it for free from the App Store.
AWD, diesel power
Maintain large properties with the Ventrac 4500Y tractor, which has a 25-horsepower, liquid-cooled, three-cylinder Kubota diesel engine.
The tractor includes hydrostatic all-wheel drive, a center-pivoting-articulating frame and integrated weight-transfer-traction control. With the optional dual-wheel kit, the 4500Y can operate on slopes up to 30 degrees. For more information, visit ventrac.com.